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Baseball: Lambert to HOF

By James Schiltz
Saturday, November 9, 2013

Saratoga Catholic coach Phonsey Lambert will be among the inductees into the New York State Baseball Hall of Fame Sunday at the Hilton Hotel in Troy.

Lambert will be joined by two other standout Section II coaches in Jay Marra of Queensbury and Bob Bogdan of South Glens Falls, as well as his longtime assistant with the Saints and former New York Yankee minor leaguer, Dale Long.

Lambert had guided Saratoga Catholic baseball teams for 26 years. He has 447 wins which are fourth on Section II’s all-time list to go with 10 league, five sectional and three regional championships. His 2000 edition which included Tim Stauffer placed second in the state at the Class C level.

Ralph Branca, Ed Kranepool, Lou Whitaker, Craig Biggio, Mark Lemke, Andy Van Slyke, Dave Lemanczyk, Pat Simmons, John Krawiecki, Doug O’Brey, Nick Lambrose, Ted Schoff and Leonard McHugh will also be honored Sunday.

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